Saturday, November 29, 2008

NO MORE volunteers to share your December Birthday, please!

Okay, I have now officially passed up all the November dates of birthdays of friends and family members.
THANK YOU so much for all of you December people stepping up to gallantly volunteer to share your special day---I am still holding out for a November birthday for this child! Sheesh. The 29th or 30th is FINE with me! :)
----and for you who are out of the country until December 21 (you know who you are!), THANKS for commenting that you might not miss the event after all, but I will deal with THAT in person, haha, get your cheek ready. :)
....if I can't have a baby, at least I can have a sense of humor! ha.

Anyone else noticed this?

Has anyone else noticed that on my pregnancy ticker widget, the days to 'count down' are now going back UP??? I noticed this a couple days ago...LOL...this is not a good sign, HAHA. :)

WAITING is worse than labor!

Okay, I was just telling the Lord in the shower that *I* think I have been very patient here!
Honestly, the WAITING and the TRUSTING is always the hardest part, isn't it? This has been a very long journey for me, if you count the entire eleven years of my birthing history, and I have to say that THIS is the hardest part! I think this is tougher than spending 8 hours with double-peaking transition contractions, as I did last time.....

I am so glad that He is faithful.
I am thankful that He gave us this child!
I am so blessed to be a mommy and receive His mercies newly each day, even when I mess up!
I am so tired of waiting to have this baby....OH I mean, I am so grateful that He trusts me to wait and obey.
I am trying to be faithful!
(But today would be a great birthday for a baby, Lord! :) Just let me know!).

Thanks to all who are standing with me and encouraging me!

Monday, November 24, 2008

Nothing to report so far!

Just popping in---or popping OUT, as the case may be!---to say that I AM STILL PREGNANT!
I don't know WHAT made me think this Baby might come early.....has that ever happened to me before? Nope!
At this point, I am avoiding all calendars, and thinking of avoiding the phone, too, HA.
I am just focusing on getting done what needs to be done to be ready for the Baby's arrival, and ready for the upcoming holidays thereafter....which is actually quite nice, because I am DONE with all my Christmas shopping, and most of it is already wrapped, woo hoo! Now THERE'S something to relax about! :)
I'll let you know when there's something to know!
(Praying I won't be in the hospital on Thanksgiving this year, but if so, so be it! God is in charge! ...also sort of starting to wonder if Baby is wanting a December birthday after all?? YIKES!).

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Happy RE-Birth Day to my dear friend!

I just got off the phone with a very dear, precious, special friend of mine, Patti.
I have known her for (gulp!) TWENTY years this fall, and she has been an amazing gift from the Lord. Friends are a treasure that I will NEVER take for granted!

We were blessed to be able to see Patti this past summer while we were in Colorado on vacation. This photo was taken that afternoon.

Patti has always been a support to me, no matter what I was doing or what I was going through. She helped me learn Sign Language when I was in college (she is hard of hearing), and patiently put up with all my attempts to interpret for her, both in college while learning, and in church services over the years. We have had a lot of good times, and shared tears, too--through my divorce, and ups and downs in her life. I had the privilege of praying for years for the salvation of both her mom and dad, and seeing that prayer answered before both of their deaths. God is good!

I am so grateful for my dear friend! Tonight she told me on the phone while we talked that today, November 16th, is her Spiritual Birth-day---the day she accepted Christ as her Lord and Savior, WAAAAAAAY back in 1982! (heehee).

Happy RE-Birth Day, my sweet Friend Patti!

Your friendship is a gift to me from Him! I love you!

It's boiling! :) heehee

Okay, so sometimes I guess we just need to TRUST GOD. Period.
He IS good, all the time. Period!

It was confirmed by sono tonight that my dear Baby is HEAD DOWN!
I am sooo relieved and overjoyed and excited!
SOOO grateful to the Lord for His tender mercies.
For 24 hours I have been having much more intense contractions, and now I know it's because Baby's little head is doing its job! :)
THANKS to everyone for your prayers and encouragements and support.
I can't wait to post our successful non-surgical BIRTH story!
Now let's pray for the Lord to start labor this week before Baby gets wiggly again, haha!

Saturday, November 15, 2008

A Watched Pot Never Boils!!!

Okay, so here I am, still pregnant, and yes, yesterday was the "official" due date (although my charts tell me probably a few more days yet before I hit 40 weeks, but for practical purposes we will follow the Dr.'s little round chart!).

Baby, stubborn as the rest of my children, apparently!, is STILL breech, and does not seem to want to turn head down! We are waiting for that blessed somersault in utero, and meanwhile doing EVERYTHING that has EVER been suggested to get the baby to turn! I have been lying upside down on an ironing board propped on the couch, I have crawled around the house on my hands and knees, I have done pelvic tilts and pelvic rocks, I have visited a homeopathic doctor for a dose of Pulsatilla, I have regularly visited the chiropractor---and of course, more importantly than anything else, we are praying faithfully for the Lord to turn the baby.

I am having a hard time waiting.
I'm being honest here!
I don't like to wait. I don't like not knowing the outcome! I do NOT like the possiblity of another surgery (c-section #5 was not in the plan, Lord!!).
...but He is in control.
I am living on HIS timetable.
I don't always understand what happens in my life, and certainly not WHY, but He's in charge.
Compared to the trials some of my friends are living daily, this is pretty darned insignificant.

No matter what happens, I WILL PRAISE HIM!
HE will receive all the glory!
He gave us this child, and He knew from the onset of my pregnancy how the baby will be born.
I guess I will just have to wait and see!

Thanks to all who are joining us in prayers of faith. I so deeply appreciate your support and encouragement!

Look for more updates soon! :)